The County Commissioners have fired 11 employees in the Comprehensive Planning, Development Review and Permitting and Environmental Programs departments. The idea is to cut “dead weight” in these slow economic and development times and merge the three departments, returning essentially to the way the county operated prior to the most recent real estate boom earlier… Read more »
After months of relief, that nauseating feeling so common last summer is starting to resurface at the gasoline pump. According to the folks at AAA Mid-Atlantic, who track this sort of thing, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline as of June 1 was $2.45, a 55-percent increase since the start of the… Read more »
OCEAN CITY – In these economic times where value is king, Ocean City Restaurant Week may be more relevant than ever before.Quantity used to be the main talking point when speaking about restaurants in Ocean City, but lately, many visitors are starting to rave over the quality of food in the resort.As the 3rd Annual… Read more »
Stephen Decatur High School senior Matt McKinley, above with his winning medallion, placed in the top 1 percent in the National Financial Literacy Challenge. This test is offered by the U.S. Treasury Department. It can be taken on line and consists of 35 multiple choice questions about finance and economics McKinley is only one of… Read more »
Caroline Pasquariello had the unique distinction of being physical education teacher for the day at Most Blessed Sacrament School. The student, shown here with teacher Kelly McLaughlin, taught four classes during the day. The day was part of a silent auction during a fundraiser for the school.
Worcester Prep third grade student Emilee Dorey was the national second place winner in the Seat Sack Writing Contest. She received an embroidered Seat Sack and a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble. She is in Julie Roughton’s class at Worcester Prep. Seat sacks are soft packs that attach to classroom chairs and help students… Read more »
The first grade class from Most Blessed Sacrament School had a wonderful day at the Cole Brother’s Circus, which was held at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury. Pictured here is the class standing in front of the circus entrance with teachers Ms. Knerr and Mrs. May.
Stephen Decatur High School was recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education in May for its outstanding contributions in the Kids Helping Kids Program. Decatur placed second in the state for total pounds collected during its annual food drive, collecting over 7,000 pounds in one week. Pictured, from left, are Principal Lou Taylor, State… Read more »
The Stephen Decatur High School journalism classes visited the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 23. The cost of the trip was funded by an $800 educational grant from Target. Above, near the Capitol are Jeron Hardy, Liz Bowman, teacher Kimberly Patrick, Breanna Rohrer and Rosa Navarra.
Top award winners at Worcester Prep’s Academic Convocation for Grades 6-11 were, from left, Meredith Soule´, Highest Academic Average forGrades 6-8; Roland Gerachis, Best All-Round Student Grades 6-8; Katie Marshall, Best All-Round Student Grades 9-11; and Megan Rosales, Highest Academic Average, Grade 9-11. The students received bonds and plaques, gifts of honor from the Worcester… Read more »